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Top 5 reasons to make Summer Spark part of your summer break reading, learning fun all summer

By Donicia Soliz, Library Manager
Getting started is easy: Stop by any St. Paul Public Library to pick up a Summer Spark Reading Log and a free book to keep. Participants set a reading goal and track their reading progress. As summer progresses, participants can choose up to two more free books to keep. 
Personalized challenges make reading fun and keep kids busy: Readers won’t find required reading. Instead, the program offers fun and flexibility by encouraging readers to pick books they want to read and set their own reading goals. 
Complete goals and get free books to keep at home: As kids and teens complete their goals, they get additional free books. Library staff select popular books that appeal to St. Paul’s diverse communities of kids and center BIPOC authors, creators and characters. 
Discovering new titles, authors and genres is easy: Saff can provide books that align with readers’ interests and help participants explore new reads. 
Families can stay for free events and activities: West 7th Library offers Family Storytimes Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., a weekly toddler and preschooler play program Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. An Out in Nature program for young children on July 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Most students in St. Paul can check out books, e-books, audiobooks and more with Library Go, a library card for students that uses their student ID number as a library card number. St. Paul Public Schools, and many charter schools, automatically enroll their students in Library Go. There are no fines and no financial risks to families who borrow items with Library Go.  
West 7th Public Library, 265 Oneida St. is open Mondays, Thursdays 12:30-8 pm, Tuesdays 11:30 am-5:30 pm and Wednesdays, Fridays 10am-5:30 pm; closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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